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DC-Based Environmental Protection & Animal Law Firm Seeks 2Ls & 3Ls for Winter/Spring

MeyerGlitzensteinDCfirmMeyer Glitzenstein & Crystal – a public interest law firm focused on federal impact litigation in the fields of environmental protection, animal law, natural resource conservation, and open government – is now accepting applications for Law Clerks for spring 2014.  Law Clerks assist with all aspects of litigation.

Qualifications: Excellent research, writing, and analytical skills are required. Law Clerks must be prepared to work in our office in Washington DC. The ideal candidate will have a demonstrated interest in environmental and/or animal law.

Salary: Law Clerks typically arrange for class credit or public interest funding.  Those Law Clerks without funding may be compensated on a public interest pay scale commensurate with the nature of our practice.

Applications accepted on rolling basis through November 3. For complete info and application instructions please click here.

National Domestic Workers Alliance Seeks Policy Director

Natl domestic workers allianceThe National Domestic Workers Alliance  organizes domestic workers in the United States for respect, recognition and labor standards. Through leadership development, strategic campaigns and alliance building, we seek to help build a powerful movement for social and global justice. The Alliance formed in 2007 at the US Social Forum and currently represents 41 affiliates in 26 cities and 18 states nationally.

The National Domestic Workers Alliance seeks an energetic and experienced Campaign Director to direct and develop the Alliance’s policy agenda, including providing policy analysis and development on issues that address domestic worker rights.

Don’t delay! Applications accepted on a rolling basis. For complete info and application instructions please click here.

Pennsylvania’s Community Justice Project seeks an attorney for its Harrisburg, Pennsylvania Office

Harrisburg,_Pennsylvania_photomontageCJP is a statewide legal aid program that is part of Pennsylvania’s Legal Aid Network, but it does not receive Legal Services Corporation funding. It specializes in class action and other litigation and advocacy that impacts Pennsylvania’s low income residents. CJP conducts broad advocacy in all forms and subject areas, which include civil rights, employment, housing, community development, consumer, immigration, immigrant rights, and public benefits.

In March, 2014, CJP will be hiring a staff attorney to work from its Harrisburg office. The attorney will be responsible for litigation and advocacy that addresses illegal behavior and seeks to improve the lives of low income people. CJP works with local legal aid programs across the state, but it also does its own outreach to Hispanic communities from offices in Reading, Hazleton, and Pittsburgh. The attorney will work closely with outreach paralegals on many issues and cases from these communities. Spanish language ability is very helpful. Demonstrated litigation ability is also very helpful. A demonstrated commitment to the low income client community is essential.

Applicants should send a letter, resume, and writing sample to Larry Norton, Community Justice Project, 118 Locust Street, Harrisburg, PA. 17101. lnorton@palegalaid.net. 1-800-322-7572 ext. 209.  Applications are to be received by September 30, 2013. The Community Justice Project is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

The Legal Aid Society of the District of Columbia Seeks Domestic Violence/Family Law Staff Attorney

DC LASlogoThe Legal Aid Society of the District of Columbia seeks a staff attorney for its domestic violence/family law unit. Legal Aid was formed in 1932 to “provide legal aid and counsel to indigent persons in civil law matters and to encourage measures by which the law may better protect and serve their needs.” Legal Aid is the oldest general civil legal services program in the District of Columbia. The largest part of our work is comprised of individual representation in housing, family law, public benefits, and consumer law. From the experiences of our clients, we identify opportunities for law reform, public policy advocacy, and systemic reform litigation.

The ideal candidate will have the following:
 Strong litigation, organizational, communication, and leadership skills;
 The ability to work collaboratively with other staff;
 A demonstrated commitment to social and economic justice;
 Experience in legal services preferred, ideally with a background in DV/family law; and
 Bilingual skills (in Spanish, Amharic, or another language prevalent in Legal Aid’s client community) strongly preferred   but not required.
Membership or eligibility for membership in the DC bar is required.

Act now! Applications accepted on a rolling basis. For complete info and application instructions please click here.

RFK Center for Justice & Human Rights in DC Seeks Advocacy Officer- JD Preferred

RFK centerSince 1968, the Robert F. Kennedy Center for Justice & Human Rights has honored journalists, authors, and human rights activists who, often at great personal risk and sacrifice are on the frontlines of the international movement for human rights and social justice. Partnering with these courageous and innovative human rights defenders, RFK Partners for Human Rights is the litigation, advocacy, and capacity-building arm of the Robert F. Kennedy Center for Justice & Human Rights. Combining a rights-based approach and extended multi-year partnerships with RFK Award Laureates and other human rights activists, RFK Partners for Human Rights leverages its legal expertise, resources, and prestige to advance social justice goals around the world.

Duties: The Advocacy Officer will be an integral member of the RFK Partners for Human Rights team. S/he will have primary responsibility for developing and implementing advocacy and capacity building initiatives in support of the social justice goals of RFK Human Rights Award Laureates and other strategic objectives of RFK Partners for Human Rights. S/he must also be prepared to support the litigation activities of the RFK Center.

The work of the Advocacy Officer will include fact-finding; legal research; domestic and international advocacy before a range of governmental and inter-governmental actors; campaign and public awareness strategies; and capacity building initiatives of RFK Human Rights Award Laureates and other civil society. S/he will act as the main interface between the RFK Center and its Laureates and other civil society partners. The Advocacy Officer will provide additional support, as requested by the Director of the RFK Partners for Human Rights.

This is an immediate opening. Applications accepted on a rolling basis. For complete info and application instructions please click here.